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Folks 0.1.17 includes a migration tool

The latest release of Folks, 0.1.17, includes a new folks-import tool to import meta-contacts data from Pidgin. So if Pidgin knows frank.reynolds@example.com and the_penguin@example.org are the same person, folks-import will catch Empathy up-to-speed.

Now would be a good time to double-check your "Excuses for not switching to Empathy" list.

Thanks to Philip for writing the tool.

We've also got a nearly-working Pidgin backend to let Empathy support this functionality native in its Import wizard, but it was too late in the Gnome 2.32 release cycle to squeeze it in.

And farther into the future, Folks should perform reasonably aggressive auto-linking, which should make even semi-automated linking like this unnecessary.


If you've got AIM accounts, you may bump into bgo#629311. See the workaround.

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Last I checked, empathy still doesn't support OTR or plugins.

Telepathy and Folks should reduce the need to have Empathy-specific plugins. What did you have in mind?

Since you asked, the deal breaker for me is the lack of support for migration of chat logs from Pidgin to Empathy. I have no intention of shifting till that is fixed

yes please, migrate my logs and you'll have another new user here.

Thirded; if I could migrate my logs from Pidgin I'd switch.

Alternatively, if Empathy had some kind of integration with server-side logging, I'd switch, and work out how to migrate the logs to the server myself.

Don't worry that's planned: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=26907

Plain and simple! I like your work!

I am doing research for my university thesis, thanks for your great points, now I am acting on a sudden impulse.

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